Oct 23rd 2009 2:52PM My grandfather had this same injury and lived his life paralyzed from the waist down. This story is miraculous! As a future doc, I have rarely heard of such cases. This just goes to show that a healthy body, mind, and SPIRIT...can do extreme things. Wow, I am so insipired today. Best of luck to this gentleman.
Oct 23rd 2009 2:29PM If the sisters cannot face the behavioral problems that put them in
the situation that they were in regarding overeating and the way the
"see" themselves, it is most likely that even with the surgery they
will rebound. Bariatric surgery is a great option for certain
individuals. As a future doctor, I understand the pros and cons. As
a woman that has struggled with a food compulsion since birth...i knowthat my weightloss of over 210 pounds had more to do about changing mybehavior and feeling good about my life than the mechanics of eatingbetter and fitness, although a vital key. Best of luck to thesisters, good story.
Nov 20th 2008 9:13PM I love this! They are such a great example!
Nov 3rd 2008 12:25AM Now that is a unique tool to help give yourself a little extra zing of motivation! I will have to go and check that out! Cool concept...Jenna www.jennavaught.com
Oct 26th 2008 1:21AM Great story, and I know how great it must feel for her, especially since she is a physician. Consider it, she can really live by example for her patients! Great job. jenna www.jennavaught.com
Oct 26th 2008 1:17AM For MOST individuals, I would say that Gastric Bypass is not the answer to their weight issue. There are so many complications that are associated with this surgery. Although, for certain patients, I can really see where Gastric Bypass is a really important option. Healthy habits, including fitness and great eating habits, along with self discovery are the key to long term weight loss. Weight loss takes TIME people, it's not easy, losing 185 lbs. is one of the hardest things I have ever done. But it is possible! Jenna www.jennavaught.com
Oct 24th 2008 2:58PM Exercise belongs at any size. If you are a healthy adult, you should be getting a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise. Exercise is like medicine for your body. We are designed to move! America is sedentary, fat or thin, the bottom line-fitness should be more of a priority than losing a ton of weight. Despite losing 185 lbs., I still believe this! Jenna www.jennavaught.com
Oct 24th 2008 2:53PM This is why American women have issues with body image and weight. Because of silly, stupid, and ugly commments about women. (And not just DWTS women) It is obvious to me that this is just for media hype! Jenna www.jennavaught.com
Oct 17th 2008 10:16AM What Queen Latifa is doing is wonderful because she is focusing on getting to a "size active". Meaning, she is not on Jenny Craig to become some unrealistic size for her. The focus is on better habits that lead to better health. Fitness and balanced eating are for everything, heavy or thin! Great role model. Jenna www.jennavaught.com
Sep 17th 2008 7:44PM The only way for successful weightloss is living what is "realistic" and in "moderation" both with fitness and nutrition for the rest of your life. So eating a cupcake or a special treat once or twice a week, in fact, I think keeps me or tract...because I can still enjoy life and the food that comes with it. Intresting story...Miss Plus America Elite 2007